Nominations may be made by any scientist, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves.
Nominations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. U.S. ET on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Paper nominations cannot be accepted.
Nomination Materials to be submitted are:
1) Nomination Letter Must:
be addressed to the Selection Committee;
be written in English; and not exceed 1,000 words;
specify the AACR Award for which the candidate is being nominated;
contain a concise description of the candidate's outstanding, novel, and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research; translational cancer research; cancer diagnosis; the prevention of cancer; or the treatment of patients with cancer, with the publications supporting these accomplishments directly referenced within the letter;
contain a concise description of the impact of these accomplishments on the field; and
be signed with a handwritten signature by the nominator(s).
2) Candidate's CV. The candidate's curriculum vitae in English, including a complete list of the candidate's publications.
3) Summary Statement. A statement, no more than 50 words, summarizing the candidate's research accomplishments for which he or she is being nominated.
Full nomination instructions and program guidelines are available at the following link:
Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions
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Nominators are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination process and to refrain from informing the candidate about the nomination.
There is no restriction on the number of candidates who may be nominated by any individual scientist. There is no restriction on the number of nominators who may write nomination letters or who may sign a single nomination letter on behalf of a candidate.
If two or more candidates are nominated to share the award, a curriculum vitae and full publication history for all candidates must be submitted along with a combined letter of recommendation that fulfills the above criteria and clearly outlines how the work of the individuals is related and is worthy of the award.